THRISSUR: Call it serendipity, for a rare cake made by the Cochin Bakery, Kozhikode, to celebrate the 131th anniversary of the legacy of ‘father of cakes in India’ Mambally Bappu, has made it into the Limca Book of Records. The 600-feet-long vegetable cake weighing 3,120 kg entered the Limca Book of Records as the longest and biggest vegetable cake in the country. Mambally Bappu had baked the first cake in the country in his Mambally Royal Biscuit Factory at Thalassery in 1883.
The egg-less vegetable cake, containing flavours of various jams, Vanaspati, ready-mix powder and other usual ingredients was of one feet high and length of 600 feet. It was made by around 26 bakers taking three days. By creating the record, the Cochin Bakery, broke its own record of baking the longest cake. Earlier, 353.5 feet-long cake was prepared by Cochin Bakery under the aegis of Kerala Bakers Association to mark the 129th anniversary of cake making in 2012, which also gained entry into the Limca Book of Records. Limca Book of Records representative Peter certified the record. “As on today, it is the biggest cake in the country and by making this, the organisers have broken their own record set at Thalassery in 2012,” Peter told ‘Express’. The event’s organisers will distribute slices of the cake with frosting to the public on the concluding day of the Bake Expo-2014. Bakers used 8,80 kg of ready-mix flour, with substantial quantity of sugar, margarine, and icing to make the giant cake, said M T Ramesh, chief organiser of the event. The giant cake made by the bakers as part of their annual state meet also left visitors stumped at the cake exhibition being held in the city. The precision and perfection in baking the cake was far astounding than its size.
As many as 700 pictures, including 100 pictures of Thrissur Pooram alone and pictures of the social renaissance leaders and towering figures in the cultural sphere, were iced on the 600-feet long cake. The biggest cake and bake expo was organised not just to commemorate the legacy of Mambally Bappu and bakers in the state but also to create awareness about the role of baking industry in the economy of the state,” said organisers, adding that perhaps it is the only place in country where a large number of bakeries functions in small area.